We hire 40-50 spring/summer staff each year in our various camps and programs:

Outdoor School Counselors • Summer Counselors • Program Leadership • Videographer • Riding Instructors • Ranch Hands • Kitchen • Maintenance • Lifeguards • Housekeeping

Why Canyonview? • Christ-centered, verse by verse Bible-teaching • Paid positions available • Teach campers how to read and understand the Bible • Ongoing learning of new teaching and mentoring skills for life • Spend your time outdoors • Strengthen your relationship with Christ. • Develop life-long friendships • Model God’s Love to Kids, Teens and staff. • Teach the gospel through activities • Full God’s calling and serve your community Your decision to serve in a ministry where the truth of the Gospel of Christ is preached is one of the most significant decisions you will ever make.

House Keeper: Assist the Housing Supervisor turn to over housing and group areas by cleaning and setting up each area for the next group to use. Must have the ability to work unsupervised and stay focused with an attention to detail. This is a behind the scenes position that is critical to our guests success. 2 positions available, must be 16 y/o +.


Counselor/Field Guide (Outdoor School March 25 - June 5): Counselors are the heart and soul of our camps. They spend their weeks utilizing every opportunity to connect with and serve their students. They teach a science, craft or recreational lesson to 5th graders and facilitate large group games and initiatives. Responsible for 8-15 campers, 24 hours a day and filling in REC areas as needed. We have many different subjects available. Outdoor schools start March 25 and conclude in June. Most teachers continue on as counselors for our summer camps which end in August. 9 positions available, must be 18 y/o +.


Counselor (Summer Camps): Counselors are the heart and soul of our camps. They spend their weeks utilizing every opportunity to connect with and serve their campers. They spend time with their cabin at every meal and in most activities and games as well as lead their cabin in Bible Studies. Responsible for 8-15 campers, 24 hours a day and filling in REC areas as needed. We have many different counseling opportunities available, ranging from 1-11 weeks as a counselor. 30 positions available, must be 18 y/o +.


Day Camp Director: A great opportunity to demonstrate experience in leadership. This leader must have a solid foundation in Christ and a heart for children’s ministry, but also enjoy mentoring high school and college age students. You’ll have many opportunities to teach the Bible, tell stories, sing songs, and to grow in your own faith as well. Must be 21 y/o +.


Teens In Ministry Leader: Assists the Program Director and other TIM Leader in overseeing the Teens In Ministry (T.I.M.) Leadership Program. This includes scheduling daily tasks, mentoring the T.I.M.s, and leading Bible studies. Must have leadership skills and a desire to invest your summer in teens. 2 positions available, 1 for male and 1 for female role. Must be 21 y/o +.


Overnight Leader: Assists the Program Director in planning the schedule and program for all overnight camps. Oversee's a group of counseling staff and campers. 2 positions available, 1 for male and 1 for female role. Must be 21 y/o +.


Lifeguards: Assist the waterfront supervisor in maintaining a safe and fun environment at the waterfront. Train staff and campers in waterfront procedures and boating safety. Must be willing to get lifeguard certified or possess current ARC Lifeguard Certificate, and first aid and CPR training. 4 positions available, must be 15 y/o + with 18 y/o + preferred.


Kitchen: Assist cooks in daily meal preparation and leadership of crews. Basic food handling and preparation experience preferred. 10 positions available, must be 14 y/o +.


Ranch Hands: Volunteer Position.  Ranch Hands will share responsibilities at campfire and opportunities with the campers at evening devotions, supervising campers while they groom, saddle, and clean stalls. Assisting an instructor in the arena while preparing to become a lead instructor. Assisting and leading trail rides and feeding horses and other daily chores. Multiple positions available, must be 16 y/o +.


Photographer/Videographer: Volunteer Position unless employed as a counselor also. Includes taking pictures of all camp activities, editing and posting pictures, creating slideshows, etc. Assist with program activities as needed. 1 position available. 18 y/o +. 


Nurse: Volunteer Position unless employed as a counselor also. EMT or RN preferred. Oversee's basic and emergency medical needs of campers and staff. Spring and summer options. Oversee's guest medicine needs and ordering of supplies and equipment. Multiple positions available, must be 18 y/o +, 21 y.o + preferred.



You can work all or part of these dates. We would love to have you serve here as much as you are available. 


03/25 - 03/27 • Outdoor School Training

03/30 - 06/05 • Outdoor Schools

06/01 - 06/02 • Leadership Training

06/08 - 06/13 • Counselor Training

06/15 - 08/26 • Summer Weeks (Early departure for Fall term can be arranged)

07/12 - 07/11 • Summer Staff Camp Out

08/08 • Staff Awards Ceremony

08/27 • All Staff Final Clean Up


​​​Weekly Salary + Room and Board (food & housing) paid monthly

  • Day Camp: $160/week

  • Overnight Staff & Riding Instructor: $170/week

  • Program Staff (Leadership): $215/week

  • Lifeguards $8-15/hour

  • Returning Staff get's +10.00/week more than listed above!


(P.S. If you want to volunteer a week, just let us know!)



Contact us today at 971-239-1347 or click the Online Application Button above.




1 PETER 2:9 

"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light."

Core Values: Praise God, Bless others, Stimulate Growth (PBS)

At Canyonview Ministries, we are not just employees — we are all Christ followers, and we are as passionate about our ministry as we are about our Savior.

"If you haven't been, then you need to go. The best staff, the most fun, a terrific way to spend time outdoors and with Jesus!"  -Life Long Camper

At Canyonview Ministries, there are plenty of opportunities to work in areas reflecting your interests, skills and talents in a welcoming and rewarding environment.  Whether you're just starting out or branching into a second career, Canyonview Ministries is a place that encourages ideas, offers stimulating work, and rewards both your spiritual life and your mind.

We also encourage employees and volunteers to be supported and funded missionally.

Mailing Address:

P. O. BOX 128

Silverton, OR  97381

Physical Address:

13000 Finlay Rd. NE​

Silverton, OR 97381

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